Regional banks

Strong commercial loan growth at PNC

07/14/17

Business lending rose 6% at the Pittsburgh bank, while consumer lending was largely flat.

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Cost control, increased lending pad quarterly profit at First Horizon

07/14/17

First Horizon reported lower fee income in the second quarter. The company said it is making progress planning for its pending purchase of Capital Bank Financial.

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The credit union for people who breathe air: Comments of the week

07/14/17

Readers slam credit unions’ ever-inclusive membership criteria, weigh in on the OCC’s proposed fintech charter, encourage a rewrite of the CRA, and more.

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Why more banks could ditch their holding companies

07/12/17

Bank of the Ozarks recently dissolved its holding company in a move that goes against modern banking strategy. There are, however, strong arguments for other institutions to follow the bank's lead.

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Behind the Southeast’s bank M&A heat wave

07/10/17

The region is responsible for a third of all bank sellers — and more than half of the industry's overall deal volume.

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Digital identity profession (yes, it is one) now has a guild

06/30/17

Enabling peers to compare notes will help ID management specialists at regional, midtier banks who face the same requirements as large banks but command smaller operating budgets, IDPro’s founder says.

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M&A at midyear: Lackluster volume but attention-getting prices

06/29/17

While overall activity remains slow, sellers — particularly those flush with core deposits — are fetching premiums not seen in years.

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After the stress tests, the crowing

06/28/17

The largest banks announced plans to distribute capital back to shareholders after the Fed gave passing grades to everyone following this year’s CCAR stress tests.

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BOK Financial's talent refinery

06/27/17

Under Steven Bradshaw, the Oklahoma bank is engaging employees as never before by investing heavily in training and development. Don't think customers haven't noticed.

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2017 reputation survey: Banks avoid the Wells Fargo drag

06/27/17

Wells Fargo aside, the industry overall should be pleased with the results of our annual survey of bank reputations. One key insight: Displaying strong ethics is an effective way to improve what people think of your bank.

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